Diversity refers to the state of being diverse, or varied. In a social context, it refers to the wide range of identities and lived experiences. These identities can include race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, religion, disability, socioeconomic status, education, marital status, language, veteran status, physical appearance, etc. It also involves different ideas, perspectives, and values.
Cultural diversity in the workplace is a complex issue that can be difficult for companies to address. On its face, cultural diversity is when these identities are represented within a workplace.